Paul McCartney fans may be amazed by a unique new virtual-reality documentary series the rock legend has launched to promote his upcoming compilation, Pure McCartney.
The six-part series, titled Pure McCartney VR, captures Sir Paul sharing stories about various songs featured on the new album while offering the viewer an immersive 360-degree look at a room in his home studio.
Each episode features McCartney discussing an individual tune, and is enhanced with animated images and video clips that appear while he chats about the songs. The first two episodes, focusing on 2007’s “Dance Tonight” and Paul’s 1980 chart-topping hit “Coming Up,” premiered today while the remaining four installments will be rolled out between now and Pure McCartney’s June 10 arrival.
In addition, to the virtual-reality video elements, the series features McCartney’s music mixed, for the first time ever, in the Dolby Atmos surround sound format.
Pure McCartney VR is a collaboration between the former Beatles star and Jaunt, a tech company pioneering the use of cinematic virtual reality. The series can be viewed online at JauntVR.com and by using the Jaunt VR app via Apple and Android devices, Oculus Rift, Desktop 360 and other platforms.
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